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Metra 30-5512 Dash Kit

Fits select 1988-97 Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury vehicles — single-DIN radios

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Metra 30-5512

This Metra 30-5512 mounting kit allows you to install a single-DIN (2" tall) radio in your vehicle's dash opening. Please enter your vehicle information or call an Advisor at 1-888-955-6000 to find out if this kit is compatible with your vehicle. Warranty: 60 days

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Looks good. I couldn't get the radio all the way in the dash with the c-clip but it's sturdy enough without it.

James, Edgerton, WI

What's in the Box:

  • Trim-ring
  • Rear-support bracket
  • C-bracket
  • U-clip
  • Screw
  • Installation Instructions
Reviews

Metra 30-5512 Dash Kit Reviews

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67 Reviews

Metra 30-5512 Dash Kit

Written by: James from Edgerton, WI on April 26, 2016

1996 Ford F Series

Looks good. I couldn't get the radio all the way in the dash with the c-clip but it's sturdy enough without it.

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Dash kit

Written by: Zach from Muskegon, MI on March 31, 2016

1996 Ford Bronco
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Makes it way easier to line up the bracket.

Pros: Lines up the bracket without the need for x-ray vision.

Cons: Use a needle nose pliers to hold the bracket while you jam the head unit in

Metra 30-5512 Dash Kit

Written by: DK from Arkansas on December 13, 2015

1996 Ford F Series
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Easy install, good fit, no problems installed in a 96 F-150.

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Metra 30-5512 Dash Kit

Written by: GP from Florida on November 11, 2015

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Used face plate

Pros: Worked well

Cons: none

Metra 30-5512 Dash Kit

Written by: GeneC from Wisconsin on October 14, 2015

1995 Ford F Series
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked great for my application.

Pros: Fit great, nice finished look on the install

Cons: None

Metra 30-5512 Dash Kit

Written by: savychris from Michigan on October 13, 2015

1992 Ford F Series
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good kit radio is in looks good

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Dash install kit

Written by: BHey from Ohio on September 13, 2015

1996 Ford F Series
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I used this kit with a mechless unit (digital media receiver). These mechless units are shorter than the standard CD receivers. The trim ring was fine, but the rear brace/holder didn't work because of the short length of the head unit.

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Metra 30-5512 Dash Kit

Written by: Anonymous from North Carolina on July 27, 2015

1994 Ford F Series
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very simple installation

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Metra 30-5512 Dash Kit

Written by: Richard from California on June 19, 2015

1993 Ford Thunderbird
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Rear support did not fit, the "ears" pointed the wrong way, face plate fine though.

Pros: wrong rear support

Cons: fine face plate

Good installation kit

Written by: Matt from North Carolina on June 13, 2015

1994 Ford F Series
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This kit fit my 94 F150 perfectly, made installation of my Alpine quick and easy

Pros: Fits well, looks good in the dash of my F150

Cons: None

Metra 30-5512

Written by: GAMES-ECT from Galt, CA on June 12, 2015

1995 Ford Escort LX
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It works like it should.

Pros: Looks great.

Cons: None.

Radio support mechanism.

Written by: Em from California on May 14, 2015

1993 Ford F Series
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works fine, seems to help keep the radio from bouncing around..

Pros: I think it does what is intended.

Cons: Would prefer a more solid mount system but this seems to do the job.

Dash Kit with Slide

Written by: Tim S. from South Carolina on April 16, 2015

1994 Ford F Series
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This dash Kit has a nice solution for the slide rail.

Pros: The rear support suspended by the slide rail is a really good idea. I like how easy it was to fit onto the slide rail and then tighten the screw after it was in position. I slid the support mid-way to the front, then put my right hand through from the glove compartment to get the radio to fit into the support, before sliding it all back.

Cons: The plastic frame wasn't rounded enough on the top. My dash is covered by a soft upholstery material and required me to file the two top corners of the plastic frame round. That was not a big deal. I don't really have anything to complain about.

Look professional

Written by: dvan from Utah on March 26, 2015

1997 Ford F-250 Heavy Duty
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Makes install look professional

Pros: Makes install look professional

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Cleans up the install nicely

Written by: Plainbroke from Kansas on February 14, 2015

1995 Ford Bronco
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Nice addition to the radios face plate really cleans up the installation

Pros: na

Cons: NA

Metra 30-5512 Dash Kit

Written by: Anonymous from Rhode Island on December 12, 2014

1994 Ford Escort LX
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couldnt get it to work i didnt use it

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Metra 30-5512 Dash Kit

Written by: ElmerB from Arvada,CO on December 11, 2014

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The kit fit exactly the way it was suppose to for my vehicle. Sure made the job a lot easier and quicker.

Pros: Not generic, but fit my application perfectly

Cons: None

Install kit works great

Written by: Bruce B from Monticello, Utah on June 4, 2014

1996 Ford Bronco
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This install kit made possible to install my stereo in about ten minutes. Matched up the wires on the radio harness to the install harness on the work bench. So, when I went out to the car it took just minutes to put it in.

Pros: I didn't ruin the wiring in the Bronco so I could put the original radio back in if I sell it later

Cons: Really isn't any Crutchfield supplied everything I needed to put the stereo in and it worked great

Work

Written by: John G. from Montgomery AL on May 25, 2014

1994 Ford Tempo
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The receiver mouting kit works, but it required some extra effort. I know that even a kit designed and targeted for a specific installation, will have issues from time to time. And this one did. Took a lot fo effort to get the trim ring onto the radio's mounting cage, and then I noticed the trim rimg itself had some casting issues. A quick "adjustment" using a pocket knife got it around the cage and straightened up some edges. Looks O.K. now. The mounting bracket works reasinably well and supports the back of the radio. The specific radio doesn't require a lot of support, being of the "mechless" variety, but it shouldn't ever bounce around the inside of the dash. In short, the kit is adequate, and it ended up working, but it was not quite effortless.

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Good product

Written by: MS from Cobb County GA on May 6, 2014

1995 Ford F Series
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Made it easier to install.

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In dash receiver kit

Written by: J.R. from Del Rio, TX on April 8, 2014

1994 Ford F Series
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I wasn't able to use the whole kit.

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Cons: Did not fit. The bracket behind the stereo did not fasten correctly.

almost perfect fit.

Written by: me from here on April 1, 2014

1994 Ford F Series
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Easy to use,install,and works and fits flawlessly

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Does what it's supposed to do

Written by: Anonymous from Goose Creek, SC on March 8, 2014

1995 Ford F Series
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Does what it's supposed to do

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matching receiver to fit dash opening

Written by: bertf from norwood, ma on February 10, 2014

1993 Ford F Series
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The kit made the new receiver fit in the dash opening of my 1993 F-150 truck. Without it, the radio would had a gap around the outside perimeter of the radio and the dash opening. Gave the part 4 stars because the upper right corner would have been a tighter fit if the it was rounded off instead of squared up.

Pros: fills in the gap between the smaller size radio and the opening in the dash.

Cons: upper right corner of kit doesn't quite fit curved corner of opening.

Decent kit

Written by: IslandBoy from Indian River, MI on February 9, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The kit did fit my '94 Ford pickup as advertised. However, it wasn't clear from the instructions whether all pieces had to be used. The information was contradictory. I ended up not using the rear support pieces because they didn't seem to fit neatly in the dash. The Crutchfield instructions alluded to this, but the instructions in the package did not clarify.

Pros: It fits!

Cons: Not 100% clear whether all pcs. needed to be used.

pefrect fit

Written by: Darrell from Colorado on January 27, 2014

1995 Ford F Series
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Good directions, easy to install and works.

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A must have!

Written by: -- Jonathan from Nescopeck, PA on January 19, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The rear mounting bracket makes the installation very secure. The stereo fits much beter in the front than the previous replacement radio as well. There is just a few mm of play without this kit. Having as part of the install makes a world of difference.

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Metra 30-5512 Dash Kit

Written by: Chuck M from Minneapolis MN on January 17, 2014

Item easy to use slight trim of face plate but easy to install

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Dash Kit

Written by: JonF from Huntersville, NC on January 15, 2014

1994 Ford F Series
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This dash kit was easy enough to install... after trimming all of the excess flash off of the plastic parts. Once trimmed and installed the receiver seems secure and looks good.

Pros: Simple installation

Cons: Excess flash on plastic parts

very poor

Written by: robbie from Myerstown, PA on January 15, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This product did NOT meet my expectations. It is quite possible to mount an aftermarket stereo more securely by simply pushing it into the dash.

Pros: Inexpensive

Cons: Looks redneck, performs poorly, if at all, costs more than it is worth

Minor Modification required

Written by: SEUT from Moab, Utah on January 14, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Faceplate needed to be trimmed up with a razor knife, no big deal. The bracket that holds up the rear end of the stereo needed minor modifications. As installed initially it would have made the stereo sag. I brought it up about a centimeter on the plastic piece and all went well.

Pros: It worked fine

Cons: Needed trimming and slight modification.

easy install

Written by: Henry H from Mechanicsville Md. on December 29, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

fits right' looks great

Pros: simple install in minutes

Cons: none

Metra 30-5512 Dash Kit

Written by: Anonymous from Westfield, IN on December 24, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Greatly simplified the installation of my new receiver into my 96 F150.

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Satisfied Customer

Written by: carnzen from Idaho on December 19, 2013

1992 Ford F Series
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked as advertised

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Easy to Install

Written by: YOUAGAIN55 from Atlanta, GA on November 7, 2013

1993 Ford F Series
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Made the install very easy works great and does what it is suppose to.

Pros: Works good

Cons: none

nice kit

Written by: Jurgen from Sparks, NV on October 22, 2013

1990 Ford Taurus
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

easy too install, everything works perfect.

Pros: simple and easy

Cons: none

Metra 30-5512 Dash Kit

Written by: steven from reno nevada on October 20, 2013

1992 Ford F Series
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you can not install a stereo with out this install kit works great very happy

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Worked Very Well!

Written by: Anonymous from Cottonwood, CA on October 1, 2013

1994 Ford F Series
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Very easy to install. Took less than five minutes! Perfect fit. Highly recommend for my 94 Ford F150.

Pros: Easy, simple, just worked perfectly!

Cons: None.

Instal kit

Written by: Hillbilly Jim from Grasston, MN on August 10, 2013

1994 Ford F Series
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Good instructions, made instal a breeze!

Pros: Everything fit/worked perfect

Cons: None

In-dash receiver kit

Written by: BBates from Reno, Nevada on August 5, 2013

1997 Ford F-350
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Crutchfield knows what parts you need and sends the correct parts.

Pros: Great product worked as described, easy installation.

Cons: None

Great Kit !

Written by: Tim from Kearney, Husker Nation on August 1, 2013

1990 Lincoln Town Car
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The title says it all. Rear support assembly was not needed for my '92 Town Car installation.

Pros: Perfect fit and look.

Cons: None.

radio install kit

Written by: Anonymous from hayes virginia on June 6, 2013

1996 Ford Bronco
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great kit

Pros: Simple kit

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Fird In-dash reciever kit

Written by: BertW from Bremerton WA on May 12, 2013

1993 Ford Bronco
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Installs as easy as you could want

Pros: Fits the factory features well.

Cons: I gave up on the rear clip as the air ducting made it impossible to manipulate while installing the radio.

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Written by: Cushxr from Brighton, mi on May 8, 2013

1996 Ford F Series
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Get it

Pros: Allows nicer, much more solid installation than rovided for with basic radio.

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Perfect Fit

Written by: JoeS from Rolla, MO on April 19, 2013

1994 Ford F Series
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Trim piece was a perfect fit in my '94 F-150.

Pros: Fit

Cons: None

Good kit

Written by: Good kit from Whitehouse,tx on March 9, 2013

1996 Ford F Series
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Good constructed a little difficult to install but good kit

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Metra 30-5512 Dash Kit

Written by: Jason from Southern Minnesota on September 14, 2012

1996 Ford Bronco
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

clean, solid install!

Pros: All parts fit like a glove for my 96 Ford Bronco

Cons: none

INSTALLATION KIT

Written by: Anonymous from California on September 7, 2012

1993 Lincoln Town Car
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The Rear Support Bracket design is basically useless. There is no way to keep the bracket retained on the support rail during installation. Fortunately, the radio appears to be adequately "supported" by the DIN sleeve so the bracket can be left out.

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In-dash Receiver kit

Written by: Norm from San Jose, CA on September 1, 2012

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I did not end up needing these parts at all. The brace for the rear of the radio had no relation to what was inside the dash on my car. I ended up removing the black bezel after a week, as the piece on my dashboard that went over the radio did not fit properly with the bezel installed. I ended up using the black bezel that came with the radio that snaps on the front.

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Cons: Not needed for my vehicle.

Metra 30-5512 Dash Kit

Written by: Anonymous from Mystic CT on August 24, 2012

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The plastic Piece is wrong for the 89 T-Bird. I had to use the piece attached to the origianl radio to make unit fit

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A necessity

Written by: PaulG from Huntsville, AL on June 25, 2012

1996 Ford Aerostar
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This kit performs two vital functions - (1) rear support and (2) horizontal stability. Rear support keeps the radio from placing the weight of the back entirely on the plastic trim holding it in place around the faceplate. the clip grabs positive hold of the radio body at the rear and ties it in to the dashboard very well. The trim ring in front kelps keep the radio from vibrating out of its adapter sleeve and ties the radio faceplate into the dashboard decor perfectly.

Pros: Easy to use

Cons: None

Metra 30-5512 Dash Kit

Written by: Shaunt from Gillette, Wy on February 7, 2012

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The install kit did not work. The in dash slide bracket was the wrong size and the outer bezel was unneccessary

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Just what I needed.

Written by: Daren from Oregon on February 5, 2012

1995 Ford F Series
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This kit was great for my 95 F150. I did use the trim ring and it was a good looking install. It went in tight, but that's how I like it. Getting the c clamp to hook on the stereo was a challenge, but I was able to take the glovebox out and reach thru that opening to the back of the stereo and push the clamp onto the back of the stereo as the stereo entered the opening. I did have trouble getting the screw into the little nut clip that came with it. Something there just is not quite right, but I was able to muscle it into place.

Pros: Great install kit.

Cons: Screw did not want to screw into the nut clip very easily. May not have been a matching set.

In Dash Receiver Kit

Written by: ArtR from TN on November 22, 2011

1995 Ford F Series
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I received the kit with a receiver that was ordered through Crutchfield for a 1995 Ford F150.Worked great and gives a factory install look.

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Ford Receiver Trim KIt

Written by: m-will from Colorado Front Range on June 19, 2011

1994 Ford Bronco
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great Kit! This kit supplies the needed trim pieces to make the install look professional when one replaces the stock head unit with an aftermarket. The black trim kit fills in the gaps perfectly that would otherwise show if no trim kit is used. The adapter for changing over the Ford DIN unit to aftermarket works like a champ.

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In-dash Receiver Kit

Written by: Rob from Peyton, CO on February 4, 2011

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Used this kit for a new Kenwood CD player installed in a 1996 Ford F250. Kit worked great and looks nice. Easy to follow instructions. Would recommend this kit to anyone.

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good to have

Written by: Chuck from Central Florida on October 17, 2010

1994 Ford Aerostar
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked well with install and turned out good. The only thing is the black plastic piece that mounts on the back of radio and slides on guide rail was looser than the oem one I removed. But all in all it worked like it is susposed to.

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Fits Fine

Written by: Joe from Long Island, NY on October 5, 2010

1993 Lincoln Mark VIII
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I didn't need the bezel, although It would have fit. The rear bracket was easy to install and supports the radio from behind.

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Metra 30-5512 Dash Kit

Written by: Meri from Crescent City, CA on May 3, 2010

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

After sliding in the sleeve there was no room to attach the clip as the sleeve covered up the rail. The instructions should have mentioned to attach it first and push it out of the way. But it would have been hard to attach to the unit after starting to slide it in.

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in dash receiver kit

Written by: Anonymous from Kentucky on January 15, 2010

1994 Ford F Series
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Very good kit. Used on 1997 F150. The rear bracket didn't fit, the unit would not push in all the way. Removed it and there still was enough support to hold unit in place.

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Not Needed

Written by: BrentOz from Philadelphia, PA on October 31, 2009

1997 Ford Aerostar
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This kit was included with my new car Radio order as a complimentary addition. I did not need to use them but I felt better that I might have had options.

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Metra 30-5512 Dash Kit

Written by: William from North Port, FL on April 18, 2009

1990 Ford Thunderbird
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I received this product as a freebie with my Kenwood purchase. What a deal! It worked out great. The plastic rear slider bracket didn't fit my application (1990 T-Bird), but I was able to use the OEM bracket anyway. My Kenwood looks like a factory install with this kit.

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mercury install kit

Written by: Bradley from Niantic, Illinois on April 8, 2009

1994 Mercury Tracer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The kit fit well and installation was fast and easy. I like dealing with Crutchfield because whenever you purchase a product they supply all of the necessities to do a good clean job putting it in my car.

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Metra 30-5512 Dash Kit

Written by: cuz from pulaski,tn on October 16, 2008

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

bought this for a 1995 f250 fit was easy

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F Series mounting kit

Written by: David from Stow, MA on February 14, 2008

1995 Ford F Series
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

For the most part kit is good except for the rear slide bracket. This is the bracket that attaches to the rear of the radio and supports the rear of the radio. This bracket is poorly made as it broke once I tried to slide the radio into place leaving the rear of the radio with no support. The original bracket from Ford is way better made and stronger but can not be used.

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An E-Z Install

Written by: adambomb1701 from Staten Island, New York on November 28, 2005

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This kit (and the wiring harness) made installing a receiver in my car a snap. For my car (a 1991 Tempo), the C-bracket was needed to support the back of the receiver. The front trimplate was not required, but the receiver sure looks a lot better with it installed.

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Simple to use !!

Written by: Palehorse95 from Church Hill , TN on July 18, 2005

1991 Lincoln Town Car
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This kit came free with my order , and was very , very simple to use.. The "C" bracket and mount are not even needed , but you can use it if you are a details kinda person..

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What's in the box?

Download the Metra 30-5512 Dash Kit manual

  • Trim-ring
  • Rear-support bracket
  • C-bracket
  • U-clip
  • Screw
  • Installation Instructions

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Customer Q&A

Crutchfield asked  
Why did you buy this?

Seemed like a good idea, but I did not enter the correct vehicle option [ james  May 20, 2016 ]
Dresses up and stabilizes new stereo. [ Lonnie  May 10, 2016 ]
Fit and finish make all the difference. These are the required parts to give the job a professional installation look and feel. [ Bob  Apr 09, 2016 ]
To mount the new radio. [ SHELBY  Mar 22, 2016 ]
to install new radio in dash [ paul  Mar 16, 2016 ]
To expedite replacement of existing radio [ Daniel  Mar 09, 2016 ]
It worked on the T-Bird [ Bob  Feb 22, 2016 ]
Included with the purchase of the system. [ OSCAR RAMIREZ  Feb 19, 2016 ]
To install after market stereo. [ Jason  Feb 17, 2016 ]
Recommended as installation equipment for stereo [ Grady  Jan 19, 2016 ]
to finish off a good installation [ Shawn  Dec 18, 2015 ]
needed for great looking install [ Kevin  Dec 11, 2015 ]

1 question already asked

You can check to see if this will fit your vehicle by using our Outfit My Car tool: http://www.crutchfield.com/car/carselector.aspx For additional details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle. [ Kenny  Apr 29, 2016 ]  Staff
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